This movie is not to be missed. It requires one's complete attention since the movie's language is in Spanish with English subtitles. The odd thing about the subtitles was that it never got in this viewer's way. Despite the gravity of the movie's subject matter --- one mans fight for the right to end his life with dignity --- I found this movie oddly uplifting. Javier Bardem and the entire cast performances are exceptionally strong, making this a best movie for any year.